Oracle adopts R-Programing for Statistical Analysis

Oracle commits itself to Big Data once more and deepens its presence in the “large volume” space. Everything pertaining to large volume of data residing disparately, is an issue. Relational databases have failed and given rise to NoSQL. Slowly the battle for the win is rising between SQL and NoSQL. The fight is worth watching.

While RDBMS has been called as traditional by NoSQL enthusiasts and that which does not fit well within the Big Data paradigm, RDBMS or SQL people have laid down numbers and has said that, without much complex joins or constraints, data cannot be made much meaningful. Even with much constraints, there has been large volumes stored in RDBMS, is the argument.

May what it be, monstrous Big Data is a winner and is seen, when SPLUNK fore-casted a cent loss and actually, in their earnings report, they actually gained.

Within these discussions, Oracle has taken another step in providing tools to solve the Big Data problem. It is like saying, I have various kinds of wrenches, choose one although they all provide the same functionality. R-Programming, created by John Chambers is a command line programming interface to work with statistical data. You use equations to derive statistical outcomes. It is supposed to work in synch with Oracle times ten in-memory database and other databases including Oracle 11g. Lookout for the “R” talk at

The link to download is here

One more step for Oracle, another step for opensource.

About Sunny Menon

Sunny Menon is a software engineer with over 18 years of experience in the design, architecture, development of high volume enterprise applications. He has experience enabling cloud environment for enterprise applications. Designed and developed a bigdata product which is currently in stealth mode. He has helped #startups evolve from conceptual stages through definition of the actual product by aligning them with industry requirements, developing proof-of-concept and demonstrating the product thereby, helping in seeking funding from financiers. He has extensive experience in the integration of large enterprise applications, middle-ware and modernization of enterprise applications centered around SOA/SaaS/PaaS/Cloud environments. He has an Android app available in the Android market place /Google Play called EasyImageSender, and an iOS app. He has also developed android/iOs apps for payment, medical and insurance industries. They can be searched with the key term "EasyImageSender" At night, he enjoys 'staring' at the night skies and sings, twinkle twinkle little star, how I STILL WONDER what you are.... He is a cruel poet who walks bare foot at times, to feel the beauty of the earth, he sometimes set foot on. Technical advisory to
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